Just when you thought that technology has solved all of the obstacles of the self driving car, a new problem arises.  I found this particularly funny, but I guess I have a sick sense of humor

So Google has a self driving car, as you know.  Very cool stuff.  There's only one problem.  It's only built to drive at a certain maximum speed at the moment.   Well heck – you wouldn't want to 70 mile an hour self driving car on the Northway would you?

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Anyway, according to Newser.com,  in Mountain View California a police officer saw it traveling at the pokey speed of 24 mph in a 35 mph zone.   It was actually backing traffic up,  and as we know that can be just as dangerous as driving too fast.

Another  reason they can't go any faster is the fact that they are considered a "neighborhood electric vehicle" according to the vehicle code in California.

Obviously you can't give a car a ticket. There might be a little bit of confusion as to who to actually give the actual ticket too. So I guess no ticket was given at all.

What is the actual law in this situation? I guess lawyers in California will have to… Google it!



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